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DNA links Burlington man to cold-case rapes in Carrboro

Posted December 28, 2010 11:45 a.m. EST
Updated December 28, 2010 11:49 a.m. EST

— Police said Tuesday that they have charged a Burlington man with raping three Carrboro women in 2005 and 2006.

Frank Cruz, 33, of 224 Rolling Road, is charged with four counts of second-degree rape, two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, five counts of second-degree sexual offense, two counts of attempted second-degree sexual offense and two counts of communicating threats.

Cruz was initially arrested in October when DNA evidence implicated him in a March 2006 rape, police said. Tests on evidence from rape cases from November 2005 and January 2006 led to the latest charges against Cruz, police said.

He is being held in the Orange County jail.